6.79 DOTA2 new era coming soon

Below is the image for the special topic on Perfect World – the agent of DOTA2 China server. So 6.79 is just around the corner? Previously, the updates of DOTA2 will launch Dota1 first. But 6.79 may launch Dota2 first.


Players who have seen the 6.79 patch notes will feel the great impact of the update. In all, it makes the game pace faster. We also see the changes on IceFrog from the adjustment of unfavorable lane, the increase on reward for slaying and gold income. Dota 2 is friendlier to beginners.



DOTA2 7th September patch - new function to "Add Friend"

Source: gameguyz
DOTA2 updated on September 7th. No new hero was added in the patch, and it just improved the function in the game. Here are the details:

- Added a button to add friends inside the game.
- Fixed bug where guild invites could never show up.
- Darkened background behind buff stack numbers for better legibility on bright icons.

- Fixed LOD1 on Ol' Chopper Pudge hook
- Updated cloth settings and skinning Crystal Maiden, Invoker, Lina, and Rubick

How to add friends:
a. Click the “+” beside the Friends after entering the game.

b. Your Dota2 account ID will pop up. Share it with your friends, and let them enter it in the search box and click “Search” after they log in the game.

c. There is now an “Add Friend” button directly on the player’s profile.


VP will attend DOTA2 The International on schedule

Previously we have reported that Virtus.Pro may be unable to attend Ti3 due to passport loss (related news), and RS&Quantic may advance directly. NS – the captain of VP showed that he would try to solve the problem and they get the perfect answer in the last.

TobiWan, the renowned caster, and also the English caster invited by Ti3 said that VP’s passport has been approved and they will wait for the coming of August 1st to go to Seattle.

After the end of the farce, we can see the top competition between RS and Quantic. Let’s expect the coming of TI3!


Dota2 Awesome Hero Pictures

Today I bring you new Dota2 excellent pictures and the theme is awesome heroes. The painting style is beautiful, exquisite with a sort of cartoon style. Let’s have a look together.


Scandal Interview:'Abaddon is really op!'

Recently, Roman Sadotenkov (Scandal) in Team Empire received the interview from some media. Sadotenkov is a very gifted player playing solo. His Invoker and Templar Assassin are amazing! In the interview, he talked about some circumstances about Team Empire and his view about the new champion – Abaddon.

Hello Scandal. Thanks for accepting this interview. How are you doing recently?

Hello, I'm doing good enough.

What do you do when not playing Dota 2?

I'm watching movies/series or sleeping. Rarely going outside.

Many still regard you as one of the best solo players in Europe. What do you think of that recognition? Are there any players you hold up high in terms of your role?

I'm really glad that I still have people's support and recognition. I think I have everything I need to keep up with best mid players at the moment. As for the players I hold up high, I really like arteezy of Kaipi and s4 of Alliance. The way they play the mid role is awesome.

The team has really fallen in terms of achievement in the past couple of months, mostly after the departure of Goblak and Silent. Why did they leave the team?

In my opinion our team started falling apart after funn1k left, because he was a really good off-laner and overall player for the team. As for the departure of Goblak and Silent, we had some internal issues and that was the reason for their departure.

After their departures, the team added Mitch, Twista and LoH but you guys were unable to qualify for The International 3. Were the team members expecting to qualify for The International 3 to begin with?

Personally, I was expecting us to do well and probably qualify for TI3 but honestly, we had a really low chance of getting out of the qualifiers. Besides that, the gap between our skills and our opponent's skill was so big that it was hard to keep up with them. As you mentioned, the roster was not polished enough.

What is it like playing with LightofHeaven?

Dmitriy is an extremely experienced player. However, he is sometimes very stealthy and does not share his thoughts. We really enjoy playing with him though and I think he fits quite nicely.

Empire has been using stand-ins recently and not playing with the full roster. What happened to them?

Well, after finishing the qualifiers for TI3 everyone on our team knew that something needed to be changed. We sat with all our players and a manager to figure out what we should do. In the end we decided to part ways with twista and mitch, because their performance wasn't that great on the roles we gave them, and also due to the language barrier issues within the team. So we're, not being a full team, still using standins in our official matches.

Who are the possible replacements?

We're currently playing with former iCCup players fng and Sunlight. I think they are doing a great job fitting into the team.

Why do you think Na`Vi are different from other CIS teams?

Na'Vi has a lot of experience playing together. Besides, they also have strong individual skill in all of their players, and that matters a lot.

Do you think that Na`Vi's trip to China may in fact help the Chinese teams prepare for The International instead of helping out their Western counterparts?

Of course it has helped the Chinese teams. However, there are still plenty of streams and replays available for everyone to grab to do whatever research they need to do, I don't think it really mattered.

What do you think of the newest hero in Dota 2, Abaddon?

I keep on running into him in public games and he is a really annoying hero to go against. You can't exactly kill him unless you have Axe on your team and you can't exactly run from him either because he's got that Skadi-like passive. The shield can also remove any debuffs his teammates or himself are currently under. That hero is really op.

Do you think Abaddon is the new Treant? Will he get picked up a lot?

I honestly think he will become a popular pick among teams as a support or perhaps a mid hero.

Thanks for the interview Roman, do you have any shout-outs?

Shoutout to Team Empire and all our fans if you are still there with us. Shoutout to our sponsors Razer, TwitchTV and Seagate. And thank you for having me here with you.


Analysis on DOTA2 Mainstream: Three Different Strategies

As one of our popular champions, Juggernaut of DOTA2 can always kill the enemies far away from him with his swift movement and fast pace in the battle. Here is a special guide I bring you on how to play this champion well and make him a lasting nightmare for the opposing side.

In general, the current mainstream can be divided into three strategies. When you have been good at these strategies, then you will make it closer to be holy shit.

Solution 1: Straight Fight Strategy

This strategy needs you to focus on quick move and attack speed. So, the items for you to equip with include Phase Boots, Drum of Endurance and Yasha. It is the strategy that yyf of IG has chosen in the game at first. There are some advantages for you. For example, it will provide you with strong fight ability, high attack speed and move speed. It is useful for you to chase the enemy down by use of Drum of Endurance, even encountered with Luna who has high move speed. At the same time, the items also prominently increase the damage when Blade Fury is used to those green hands that are equipped with Phase Boots and can’t escape its damage from Blade Fury. All you need to do is to chase those green hands down and kill them easily.

Solution 2: Farm Strategy

It is hard to make a decision in this situation. The first problem is that whether your own team considers you as the leading role or not. If you’re considered as the leading role and allowed to farm in the free bottom line, then you can choose this strategy. In this case, the items you will equip with include Power Treads and Battle Fury. But you should understand that this kind of item makes you have no ability to chase the enemy down, and the strong burst ability will provide a good choice to connect it with Omnislash and Blade Fury, or cooperate with your team mate by use of Omnislash. You should never have such an idea of chasing the enemies down. The core for this strategy is to farm steadily.

Solution 3: Fight Alone With Pushing Tower Strategy

The core for this strategy is to push tower. All the items you should have include Phase Boots, Bottle, Shadow Blade, as well as Bracer or Braith Band, and it will slow down the pace for pushing tower. When your team can’t do well in team fight, this will be a better solution with Nature's Prophet and Magina as team mates. So you can continue to push tower forward and force the enemies to come back for defense, and also gradually turn the table by controlling the enemies for more team mates to fight.

It is believed that these three common strategies are suitable for all tactics, and you need more practice to play this champion well. By the way, Juggernaut seems to lose his sword without any reason, and you can only see that he fights with others by his own hands.


South Korea MVP Officially Enters DOTA2 with A New Division

After a statement made by the operator of DOTA2 Nexon that it would hold the local DOTA2 tournament with a total prize pool up to 1.77 million USD, South Korea team MVP announced today that they will officially enter DOTA2 with a new division being under way.

As a well-known DOTA2 club, MVP is consisted of many divisions such as StarCraft II team and League of Legend team with a track record on previous South Korea E-sports games. Let’s remain to see how well they will do after entering DOTA2.

Nexon has got licensed by DOTA2 for holding important tournaments, which of course will catch more attention from South Korea players, competitors and teams. At present, StarCraft II from South Korea E-sports dominates the world of and its LOL becomes the strongest competitor of China. It is believed that there will be more DOTA2 teams emerged after MVP.


Fan art:skilled heroes for iG members

Recently a painter fan of iG paints a set of original cartoon for the team, and the content is every member of iG and their skilled heroes. The painting style is very cute. Let’s have a look together.


Many DOTA2 players list among top 100 highest earnings

Nowadays, with the eSport becoming increasingly popular, the eSport players’ personal incomes have been increased in different degrees. DOTA2 is an emerging eSport event. Most of DOTA2 players are good-looking and have a high income. Among them, Dendi from Na’Vi is the highest paid. Let’s take a look at the list of the top 100 highest overall earnings.


Dota 2 may be formally released prior to TI3!!!

In July, the well-known American video game magazine PCGAMER will publish an article about DOTA 2. We have gotten part of the content in advance and found a piece of exciting news. According to the article, after two years of testing, Dota 2 will be formally released later this summer, prior to the International 3 in August.

Below are some related screenshots. Look at the highlighted part. It says that DOTA 2 will be formally released later this summer, prior to the International tournament in August. In addition, a prediction is also made that the last two heroes to be added before release will be Abaddon and Legion Commander.

Earlier, it was rumored that DOTA 2 would be released after all of the DOTA 1 heroes had been added to it. Now the rumor is squashed. To be honest, two years of testing is a bit long, but DOTA 2 deserves it. Now DOTA2 is of high quality. It’s time to release formally.


Q-version DOTA 2 Beauty Picture Show

Lately, a player drew a series of Q-version DOTA 2 beauty pictures. We were attracted at the first sight. How lovely these beauties’ big eyes are! Let’s take a look.

DOTA2, Beauty, Picture


Cyborgmatt:compendium owner to play compendium matchmaking

Cyborgmatt notices a new game mode in Dota 2 Test Build on June 3rd.

“Each week, we’ll choose an interesting match from the International East & West qualifiers. As a compendium owner, you’re able to play in a special matchmaking pool where we’ll mimic that game. Your team will replace one of the professional teams in the qualifier match, matching their hero selections. We’ll provide some information about the match, so you can take a shot at reproducing the professional team’s tactics. Can you reproduce their victories, while avoiding their defeats?”

To put it simply, a mimic match is brought to players so that they can replace competitive players to continue fighting. Can you change history? Is your choice right or wrong? Have a try.

Other patch notes

Omniknight’s Scepter upgrade in action

Huskar’s Berserker’s Blood ability has been reworked and now applies magic resistance, in line with this change his model will now become a darker shade of blue depending on how high his magic resistance has been increased to.

Skeleton King’s Mortal Strike reworked; visual effect reworked

Medusa visual effect reworked


DOTA:6.78b Fixing Bugs

Not long ago, IceFrog released new version for DOTA - 6.78 which brought two new heroes and lots of changes for us (related news). Now IceFrog again announced the latest version - 6.78b. It mainly fixes some bugs to balance the game. Below are the details:

- Fixed a bug that allowed some players to control two heroes

- Fixed being unable to easily tell when Tombstone was Decrepified

- Fixed False Promise interaction with Shallow Grave

- Fixed Quelling Blade doing damage to allied wards

- Fixed the passive regen missing on Spirit Bear's Armlet

- Fixed Empty Bottle courier slow lasting a couple extra seconds after it is filled

- Fixed Buyback cooldown display not always being accurate

- Fixed Rupture hurting couriers

- Fixed some issues with targeting near units with Stone Caller

- Fixed Flak Cannon vs Gem

- Fixed Panda with Bloodstone being unable to revive

- Fixed swapping costing you an extra 100 gold if you swap after repicking a new hero

- Fixed multiple swaps costing you more gold

- Fixed Bloodrage removing Doom and stuns from allies

- Fixed Bloodrage removing Elder Dragon Form

- Fixed various tooltips

- Fixed a bug with Courier haste speed when interacting with slows

- Fixed Bloodstone charges being slightly inaccurate when activating the item manually

- Fixed Rupture piercing Shallow Grave

- Fixed False Promise interaction with Armlet and Power Treads

- Fixed Shadow Demon base int

- Fixed Mortal Strike interaction with Linken's Sphere

- Fixed an Aghnaim's Scepter droppability issue

- Fixed aoe XP/Gold with deny/neutral/suicide

- Fixed Aghanim Reaper buyback not being prevented properly if someone else gets the last hit

- Fixed some minor issues with the values on Eye of the Storm

- Fixed Geomagnetic Grip being wasted if targeting ground and no nearby Rock is found to pull


LGD.cn may lose chance of TI3 due to departure of LongDD

We reported before that LongDD had departed shortly after his joining in LGD.cn. Currently, LGD official hasn’t given any respond, yet insider reveals more explosive news.

Several commentators mentioned in Gamefy live yesterday that LGD may lose the chance of attending TI3 as an invited team. It’s said that LongDD’s departure has a lot to do with the disqualification of LGD.cn. VALVE have already sent invitation letters to related teams and they won’t bear the action of instant roster change. As a result, LGD will lose the precious chance, and they must compete fiercely in qualifiers if they still hope to head to Seattle and attend the event. This can be a tough challenge for LGD.cn. 

Regarding the current information, LongDD leaves the team due to his bad performance and he plans to stream and make videos instead. There’s no inside story. And LGD.cn will recruit sydm, the member of second team of VG to replace the role of LongDD based on the reveal of the commentator in Gamefy live.

LGD official haven’t given any respond to the news yet. Also, VALVE have not confirmed which team to replace LGD.cn and attend the event.


EMS Summer Schedule Released

EMS Spring Season was just ended with Na’vi ranking the first. Lately, the committee announces that EMS Summer Season will come soon. 24 teams will attend every season and the top 8 teams will be invited to the next season. Invited teams of season 2 will be top 8 teams of season 1. These 8 teams will compete in group stage directly while the other 16 teams will come out from ESL A-Series and ESL Pro. All these events will be ended between May and June and the grand finals will be held from July 13th to July 14th, three weeks before the start of TI3.

Details on EMS ONE Summer Season:

Date: Since May 20th

Prize Pool
1st: $12,000
2nd: $7,000
3rd, 4th: $4,000
5th – 8th: $2,000

8 Inivited Teams